Ideal for those who seek to combine education with personal or professional obligations
Flexible remote methodology and the offer of programs in Greek and English
A pioneer in distance education in Cyprus , with significant specialization and know-how in the effective use of new technologies in educational processes , the Open University of Cyprus (APKY) , the only university in the country that offers distance learning exclusively , provides every interested person the valuable opportunity to obtain a recognized and reliable degree, from his personal space and in his own time, without the limitations of conventional education .
In the 15 years of its academic operation, APKY has succeeded in establishing itself in the Greek-speaking area as a reliable option for high quality studies for all those who seek to combine studies with personal and / or professional obligations and attract – due to its flexible distance methodology and the offer of programs in Greek, but also in English – students, different from the usual (employees, often in a critical effort to turn their careers, family heads, with an average age of 35 years), from around the world.
Curricula and Lifelong Learning in a range of scientific fields
Evaluating the international scientific trends and requirements, the needs of modern society and the need for lifelong learning and training in order to adapt to the ever-changing work environment, the three Schools of APKY (Humanities & Social Sciences, Sciences & Applied Sciences, Economics & Economics Administration) organize and offer high quality undergraduate , postgraduate and doctoral programs, in a wide range of disciplines, in traditional / classical subjects and in cutting-edge fields, with readability and direct response in the labor market. Aware of the socio-economic conditions and based on the public character of the University, the provided education is offered with affordable tuition , with a flexible economic policy and with the granting of scholarships. At the same time, APKY offers opportunities for lifelong learning and attendance of Independent Thematic Units in the cognitive fields treated by its Schools, as well as training programs in matters of entrepreneurship & innovation.
Educational methodology and innovative distance learning tools
The main means of teaching and learning is the eClass Distance Learning Platform developed by APKY, a modern, safe and integrated environment, which simulates traditional classrooms and teaching conditions. In this digital environment , which integrates technological means and modern educational tools, with multimedia educational material and by utilizing appropriate pedagogical techniques , APKY offers its students the flexibility to efficiently manage their learning process in their own space and time. , in learning communities, in interaction and with ongoing support from their counselors-teachers.
Always innovative and ready to meet the changing needs of modern education, the University constantly upgrades its technological infrastructure and mode of operation, develops its methodology and integrates new digital applications in educational processes, such as virtual labs and applications. simulations to connect theory with practice and to provide a multifaceted learning experience to its students . Indicative of the avant-garde and innovation of APKY in distance education is its award with gold awards at the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards in 2019 and 2020 .
An important strategic goal of the University is its contribution to the development of research, the connection of the provided education with the scientific developments and the dissemination of the research results for the benefit of science, economy and society at national and international level. The academic and research staff of APKY is successful in securing external funding for partnerships – with other universities and research centers around the world – and the participation and / or coordination of research projects in many scientific fields. The research action is assisted by the operation of six (6) laboratories at the University in the fields of Terrestrial Ecosystem Management, Educational Technology, Cybersecurity & Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Chemical Engineering & Sustainability Algorithm.
As part of its internationalization and extroversion strategy , APKY participates in international organizations and university networks, concludes bilateral / multilateral agreements with domestic and international universities and research centers and promotes its work and activities abroad. Through these collaborations, the University forms synergies for research and educational projects (eg undergraduate programs), develops economies of scale, provides opportunities for student and staff mobility, attracts international students and benefits from the exchange of benefits. practices.
Comparative advantages of APKY
Modern, innovative and prestigious public University. Many years of know-how, specialization and experience in offering distance education. High quality recognized study programs at all levels, with a direct impact on the labor market. Flexible studies, adapted to the needs / obligations of students, who study from their personal space, in their own time. State-of-the-art e-learning platform and state-of-the-art e-learning applications and tools, with gold awards at the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards 2019 & 2020. Affordable tuition, tuition reductions for special population groups and scholarships.
In conditions of unprecedented health crisis and with education being transformed at all levels and levels, the Open University of Cyprus, with specialization, known experience and know-how in distance education, is already in the new era of digital education, which is becoming an international trend. .
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